Spinal ganglion

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noun, plural: spinal ganglia

(neuroanatomy) The ganglion on the dorsal root of every spinal nerve. It is where the cell bodies of sensory neurons are located; hence, it is chiefly involved in the transmission of sensory information.


In vertebrates, there are two major groups of ganglia.

Synonym: dorsal root ganglion

Compare: autonomic ganglion